Vasectomy Aftercare Instructions
This two-page document is a take-home sheet of aftercare instructions for providers to give to patients who have had a no-scalpel vasectomy. It outlines what the patient should expect, and what they should and should not do for the first 24 hours after the procedure, after two to three days, and after a week. It discusses what to do for swelling and discomfort, such as taking acetaminophen, naproxen, or ibuprofen, when to return to regular activity, sports and heavy physical activity, and having sex again. The instructions describe symptoms for which the patient should contact the provider, and include a place for the provider to write down their 24-hour phone number. Information on use of birth control, semen testing, and follow-up visits is provided. The document clarifies that the vasectomy does not protect from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV.
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